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When I was first introduced to Cricut, my mind was blown. Unfortunately, there wasn’t one Cricut Maker FAQ that answered my specific questions when considering making a side business investment. So I did my research How could such a powerful little cutting tool be on the market for just anyone to buy? How could it possibly cut my leather and wood? When I first began my shop, I remember spending months and months researching all the tools I needed to stand out. Within minutes, Cricut shows up in my scene and opens up a world of possibilities.
Over the last few months, I’ve had so many messages asking for some Cricut Maker FAQ and how I knew which machine to choose. It wasn’t an easy choice because all the machines are so amazing but I wanted to be sure that I was making the right decision for me.
After spending an evening learning about the Cricut Maker and the things it was capable of, I began seeing the way I shopped in a different light. T-shirts, I can make that at home. Custom Travel mugs with the kids’ drawings on them, no problem! Nothing was out of reach. When I learned that I could use the Cricut Maker to cut leather, I was sold!
With all the questions that I get about my Cricut and my shop, I thought this would be a great time to share some of those Cricut Maker FAQ questions. If there was ever going to be a good time to learn something new and invest in your creativity, now is that time! Do you have a question about Cricut machines?
Now…let’s get creative and talk Cricut Maker FAQ
How Does A Cricut Work?
This is one question that I get asked A LOT, I couldn’t not include it in my Cricut Maker FAQ!! The Cricut Maker does have a bit of a learning curve at first not the actual machine itself but Design Space. If you have any experience playing with Photoshop or Canva, it’ll be somewhat similar. However, I must say, Cricut has done a really good job of making Design Space user friendly!
You can upload your images, I uploaded my Grandma’s signature to put it on my jam labels and even uploaded the kids’ drawings to make custom travel mugs for their teachers as a Christmas gift. From selecting your fonts, right down to choosing the size, everything you need is at your fingertips.
Now, of course, there is a free version of Design Space and then you can pay a monthly subscription fee to have access to all the fonts and all the images. But my favourite part of Design Space is all the people who have uploaded their projects making it easy for you to get inspiration. You can also customize the uploaded projects to fit what you’re creating!
Once you are finished making your design, connect to your machine, load your material onto the appropriate Cricut Mat and, select the proper tool. Press the Cricut symbol and watch your design come to life right before your eyes within minutes, if not seconds!
What makes the Maker different from other Cricut machines?
I spent a lot of time researching the Cricut Maker FAQ, the tools, learning the machines, and weighing my options. One of the biggest factors to consider for me was what the difference with machines was especially when you’re taking into consideration cost. The Maker has a more expensive price tag compared to the Air 2 and even more so the newest Cricut Joy so why choose the Maker over the others?
If you do a quick machine comparison online, the Maker has several tools that are not compatible with the Cricut Air 2. This was the most important step in my Cricut Maker FAQ search! For instance, the Air 2 has only 4 tools that work with the machine where the Cricut Maker has 12+ tools for cutting, scoring, writing, and many other pro-level effects. My personal favourite is the knife blade because it allows me to cut several different mediums with ease.
That one tool alone was the selling feature for me with my leather shop, Shop Ava To Zoe. The knife blade can cut through leather up to 7oz which helps me cut custom keychain shapes depending on customer request. You can even cut several different types of wood such as Basswood and Balsawood making puzzles, ornaments, frames and so much more. The one tool paired with Cricut Design Space opens up a world of possibilities.
It doesn’t stop there, engrave, deboss, and even create tear-offs using the Perforation blade to truly bring any project to life. Cricut has designed and created these Maker tools with the creative in mind. I’m always asked, is it worth the extra money over the Air 2 and my answer will always be “absolutely!!” That small investment will bring in so much more joy and creativity than you can ever imagine. With the Maker, if you can think it, you can make it!
Can I make money with my Cricut Maker?
100% yes, the Cricut Maker allows you to truly take your idea, develop, and produce something that is so professional right from the comfort of your own home. There is a huge market for personalized items and the Maker allows you personalize items and sell them at prices that work for you!
Take my shop, for instance, now with having my Maker, I can offer custom shapes on top of personalization which helps set my shop apart from the rest. Create your custom mugs, make your T-shirts, from puzzles, beautiful wooden home decor wall pieces, and even greeting cards; if you can think it, you can make it!
Cricut has been a blessing for both my shop and my family! I could talk all things Cricut Maker FAQ for hours! The possibilities truly are endless especially if you’re considering starting a shop selling your creations. Has this time at home inspired you to start side biz? Send me a message let’s chat!
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